City of Wild: The orange pom-pom fruit in Beijing's alleys

Hutong are not only just narrow alleyways of old Beijing, but a garden where you can always find something interesting. In the early autumn when the pomegranates are not yet ripe, some orange pom-pom fruits have already fallen on the ground.

Paper mulberry is a deciduous tree native to Asia, and it has been widely cultivated as a fast-growing tree in parts of Europe, the United States.

Both its fruits and leaves are eatable, and it can be used for fiber and medicine as well. The plant also provides food source for birds in Beijing.

About 'City of Wild'

Nature does not only exist in faraway mountains and oceans, but also in urban cities and our daily life. In the new series City of Wild, CGTN not only unfolds a world of wildlife you've never noticed, but also shares a concept of this year's CBD COP 15 theme: "Ecological Civilization – Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth."

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(Video filmed by CGTN Nature film crew. Cover image is a screenshot.)

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